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Australian Shelduck

If you live near a wetland you have probably seen a family of Nyimarak making the most of their watery homes.

Water Birds Frog Ponds Wetland

Common Names: Australian Shelduck

Noongar Names: Nyimarak

Scientific Name: Tadorna tadornoides

Conservation Status: Least concern

Threats: Not applicable

Will they visit?: Australian Shelducks has adapted well to urban areas and farmlands

Natural Distribution: Common and widespread throughout the South West and Perth region

Habitat at a Glance

See Habitat Guide for more detail

Shelter: Tree hollows and constructed nest boxes

Diet: Vegetation and invertebrates

Water: Bird baths

ReWild Benefit: Pest control, seed dispersal

ReWild Benefits

Ducks help control pest and disperse seeds throughout the landscape. If you want to know more about native birds visit BirdLife Australia. Record your sightings on Birdata and help scientists monitor their population.

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